I’m currently in an awkward phase where if I go to events such as this, it’s the families with young children, the senior citizens, and me. My teenagers and husband don’t get the magic of such events. Didn’t care this time and went anyway. I’m so glad I did!
The mayor gave a few remarks as well as another official and soon enough the tree rolled into town! A squad of police motorcycles escorted it down the road (no picture of that, wrong side of the crowd for a good one).
My husband and kids had said, so you’re just going to see some tree in the back of a truck? Well, yes…sort of.
A tree in the back of a truck:
Couldn’t even see the whole thing!
There were Sharpies hanging in baskets to grab for use in writing a message of good will. And ladders for those who wanted to sign the higher portions of the banners. Hopefully, who ever wrote this message has a Christmas that’s green and bright:
I found a small patch near the “m” in Christmas and made my small mark on history. Here’s a link to more information about this year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree.